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  • Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari

    1. Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari

    Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel, and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high sand dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Tinghir After an early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey begins by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah and fortified village, and previously used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics as well as a backdrop for some fashion magazines photo shoots. After some leisure time to explore the village with its Kasbah, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, admiri...

    This trip was well organized, so prompt and there has not been any waste of time. The driver was so professional, careful, and taking care of us. Even I booked another trip after this trip, I cancelled it because this trip was already enough to have many experiences from culture to nature from meals to adventure. So, very satisfied with this trip and highly recommend it!

  • From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

    2. From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

    Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside your air-conditioned car and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains. Your first stop will be at a small village called Ait Ben Barka near the amazing natural areas surrounding Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule for your trip, and the sights that you will see on your trip. You'll take a little break to enjoy the beauty of this natural landscape and get excited for the next part of your journey. The second stop on your tour will be the Tizi n'Tichka pass, 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters).  Your third stop will be at Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate. This is the largest film studio in the world, famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. You will have the opportunity to visit the studios to explore on your own. You'll be abl...

    This was the best day of our stay in Marrakech. We loved our host, he was so nice and friendly. We visited beautiful places during the day. Absolutely recommend this trip.

  • 3 Days 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech from Fes

    3. 3 Days 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech from Fes

    Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, enjoy mint tea and dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famou...

    We loved our tour. Mustapher, our driver, our tour guide, is great. He is prompt, knowledgeable, detail in all aspect, and good conservationist. We are a group of 3 friends+ Patrick, who we met in this tour, total 4. We had so much fun, good conversation, good information regarding Morocco, the country, different types of cultures, family etc. We get to see so much of this region, from Fez to Marrakech, different villages, towns, "cities" etc. He made different stops for us to experience the towns, and stretches. It's a lot of car time, but a lot of interesting, fantastic view. The Sahara desert is amazing, sunset, camel ride, Berber tent, dinner, camp fire and dancing. The next morning, we watch the sunrise, yummy breakfast, more camel ride, more sight seeing and learning from Mustapher, until the 2nd night in a beautiful hotel, we loved it. Great hot shower, yummy buffet dinner, great accommodation, and yummy buffet breakfast in the morning. Highlight of our trip. LoveLove

  • 2-Day Desert Excursion from Marrakech

    4. 2-Day Desert Excursion from Marrakech

    Imagine yourself passing through overwhelmingly beautiful valleys and past red flat mountains. See yourself going higher and higher into the Atlas Mountains along with a private guide, spending several days getting to know the sights and sounds of this very special place. This two-day tour will bring you from Marrakech through the Draa valley, across to Ouarzazate and back. On the first day of the tour, you'll depart early in the morning and immediately witness some of the beauty that Morocco has to offer. You'll be stunned by the valleys and hills as you travel 7400 feet up in your air-conditioned vehicle. You'll quickly arrive at the ksar (fortified city) of Ait Ben Haddou, located along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. You may get the feeling that you've been here before; Ait Ben Haddou has served as the backdrop for films such as “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Time...

    HONESTLY: it was súper amazing! Mustapha (Musti) was our 26-year-old guide and he was truly incredible! The trip is long, but the views and all the stops are 100% worth it. We were just a group of 6 in a airconditioned van. Compared to other tours with over 8 people, this was just perfect!! All people from our group were between the age of 22 and 28, which resulted in a great atmosphere. Even though you don’t really have the ‘famous sand dunes’, the views, sunset and sunrise are AMAZING. DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY EURO!

  • 2-Day Desert Safari to Zagora from Marrakech

    5. 2-Day Desert Safari to Zagora from Marrakech

    Live the life of a Berber for one night on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora and the Draa Valley from Marrakech. Experience the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel, sleep under a canopy of stars, and follow in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty on a visit to the world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Day 1: Marrakech - Zagora (7 hours drive) Following an early morning pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive across the High Atlas Mountains en route to Ouarzazate, where you will stop for a lunch at leisure. Continue to the oasis of Agdez, before driving through the date and palm trees of the Draa Valley. Marvel at the fortified Kasbahs along the way. Upon arrival at Zagora, meet your camel caravan for a 1-hour camel ride over the sand dunes. Watch the sunset paint the desert sands as it sinks below the horizon. Then, transfer to your Sahara Desert camp...

    It was really an unique experience that you must have it once in a lifetime. We were lucky to have Said as our driver. He was a very kind man who teached us a lot about Berbers culture, and the history behind all of the places we visited. I definitely recommend him not only as your driver but as a tour guide. Shukran Said!

  • Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga

    6. Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga

    Spending a night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco and this three-day tour lets you travel further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir ; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes the highest in Morocco and sleep beneath the desert stars at Berber campsite. Day 1 : Marrakech - Tinghir Your shared 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Depart from Marrakech around 7:30 AM to ait ben haddou through tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Many stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah ait ben haddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouazazate and Kasbah Tao...

    What a wonderful trip for an amazing price. This tour felt like a private tour, it was just the right sized group for it to be social but not overcrowded. The tour matched the description and exceeded our expectations. There is no getting away from it being a long journey, but the frequent stops make it manageable and it is totally worth it to see the Sahara! The stars are amazing!!!!! The accommodation was high quality with private tents and thick blankets - ideal for the chilly nights.

  • Ait Benhaddou and Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakech

    7. Ait Benhaddou and Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakech

    Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Marrakech, and then journey to the ancient settlement of Ait Benhaddou via the winding roads of the Atlas Mountains. Upon arrival, discover the center of Morocco's movie industry and see where films such as "Gladiator" and "Lawrence of Arabia" were shot. Get a wonderful view of the entire valley from the top of a hill, and admire the typical clay architecture of the historic settlement. Get 2 hours to explore the village and enjoy a meal on a terrace with clear views of the Kasbah. Continue to telouete and pass from the ounilla paradis valley. Return to Marrakech and get dropped off at your accommodation on arrival.

    We definitely would recommend this tour! Our guide Ibrahim and driver Aziz were very friendly, considerate, and patient. We had a great day. They picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel, bringing us water. The drive was long (3-4 hours) but very scenic to Ait Ben Haddou. The car had air conditioning and was private just for our group. Air Ben haddou was a very unique sight, as seen in many popular movies and shows!

  • Marrakech to Fes: 3-Day Desert Tour

    8. Marrakech to Fes: 3-Day Desert Tour

    Discover Fes and Marrakech, Morocco's imperial cities on a 3-day tour. Day 1: Marrakech — Ait Ben Haddou — Tinghir (1st night at Bougafer hotel) Your tour will start with an early pick-up. Meet your driver in the morning at your hotel or riad and start your journey crossing the High Atlas Mountains towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. After a guided walk in the village, continue to Ouarzazate for a leisurely lunch. In the early afternoon, travel northeast to Boumalne Dades. After a drive along the Dades River with the marvelous sunset as your backdrop, reach the gorges of Dades. Make a pit stop to enjoy the amazing scenery. Then continue to a hotel where you will dine and rest for the night. Day 2: Tinghir — Merzouga After breakfast, the day's journey along the road of 1001 Kasbas to Tinghir, a beautiful oasis where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an hour-long walk ...

    We were so lucky to have Abdu as our driver on the three day Sahara tour from Marrakech to Fes, because he had also taken us to the day tour to Essaouira we knew he would show us the best places. He stopped along the way so we could take the best pictures. Often times we saw other drivers pass by while we were taking pictures or looking at special landmarks along the way. From the different stops we made, people we met and places we saw, because of Abdu, we learned so much about the Moroccan people and their culture. A truly unforgettable experience. The landmarks we saw along the way, the people we met and the night in the Sahara desert are a lifetime of unforgettable memories. The van we rode in was very comfortable and air conditioned, which tracking in July was a must. We wish we could have taken Abdu along the way for the rest of our Marokko trip. We were so sad when we had to say our goodbyes. Best driver, best trip, most amazing memories a must do while in Morocco!!!!

  • From Marrakech: 4-Day Sahara Desert Discovery Tour

    9. From Marrakech: 4-Day Sahara Desert Discovery Tour

    Drive into the heart of the Sahara Desert on a safari that takes in the historic souks and Kasbahs of Aït Benhaddou, Tourirt, and Amerhidil in Skoura. Ride camels over the windswept dunes of Erg Chebbi, sleep in authentic nomad tents, and drive over the dramatic and twisting Tizi n’ Tichka Pass across the High Atlas Mountains. Day 1: Depart Marrakech and drive through the High Atlas Mountains, via the twisting Tizi n’ Tichka mountain pass to Ouarzazate. Vsit the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, then continue to Ouarzazate center, where you can tour the Atlas Studios, the largest movie studio in Africa. Enjoy lunch at the Kasbah of Tourirt, former residence of the Glaoui Dynasty. Continue to Rose Valley and the Kasbah of Amerhidil in Skoura, situated by the Amerhidil River and one of the largest in Morocco. Overnight in the Dades Valley. Day 2: After br...

    Abdelhadi, our guide, picked us up right at time. We were 5 people in the back of the van, so we had more than enough space. Abdelhadi speaks English and German very well. He knows a lot About the Country and told us a lot of interesting Facts and stories during the drive and when we stopped. He was helpful, friendly and caring. We were in really good Hands. The stops for lunch are well picked, even if they are at touristy spots. The Riads we slept in are Beautiful and the hosts very friendly. Highlight was the first stop in the Valley of Roses where the Berber hosts played their traditional Music for us. Khalid, our Driver, was very funny and friendly. It was nice to see that he was as excited About the sights we visited as us. He was a very good Driver who made the best out of the sometimes quite bumpy roads. Overall, this 4-days trip was the highlight of our 10days in Morocco. We highly recommend this tour!

  • Merzouga Desert: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

    10. Merzouga Desert: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

    Discover the authentic Morocco and contemplate the infinite spaces of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day desert safari from Marrakech. Sleep under the stars at a desert camp, and spend a night in a traditional riad. Travel across the Dadès and Draa Valleys, see the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, and much more. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi - N - Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive to the Dades Gorges via the dramatic twists and turns of the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains. Enjoy far-reaching views to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet. Continue to Ait Benhaddou to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the fortified village (Ksour). After lunch in Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate, continue to the Dades Valley for an overnight stay in a riad or hotel in the Dades Gorge. Marv...

    This was my first time to travel in Marrakesh with my 3 years old son for a week, arrived on the 16 of September. To be honest the trip was more than what I expected! It was extremely amazing!. My tour guide also as our driver is very very professional, helpful, clear to answer all my questions, very kind and a funny man as well. Not forgotten that he always being helpful to look after my son just like his own child. He always make sure that we have enough water to drink since the weather is too much hot now and care all of the small things we need. He took us to all the magnificent places to visits and let us to take a good pictures. This 3 days tour with our guide is UNFORGETTABLE! He made us to fall in love with Marrakesh and I will definitely come back to experience with another different excursion somewhere next time. Oussama El Biyad is the guide name... I recommended him 100% for those u wants to travel in Marrakesh. Satisfaction guaranteed. Thanks - Damian & Cassie

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based on 5,386 reviews

HONESTLY: it was súper amazing! Mustapha (Musti) was our 26-year-old guide and he was truly incredible! The trip is long, but the views and all the stops are 100% worth it. We were just a group of 6 in a airconditioned van. Compared to other tours with over 8 people, this was just perfect!! All people from our group were between the age of 22 and 28, which resulted in a great atmosphere. Even though you don’t really have the ‘famous sand dunes’, the views, sunset and sunrise are AMAZING. DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY EURO!

The driver Mohammed was really nice, and he drove very safely. The guides were great and funny during the trip, they share a lot about their culture and personal life or opinion so it was good to exchange with them. And of course, we enjoyed to be in the Sahara with the camels who are in good health, and loved. Even if the road can be exhausted, if you want to have stars in your eyes thanks to these wonderful safari desert, goooo!

This trip was well organized, so prompt and there has not been any waste of time. The driver was so professional, careful, and taking care of us. Even I booked another trip after this trip, I cancelled it because this trip was already enough to have many experiences from culture to nature from meals to adventure. So, very satisfied with this trip and highly recommend it!

It was really an unique experience that you must have it once in a lifetime. We were lucky to have Said as our driver. He was a very kind man who teached us a lot about Berbers culture, and the history behind all of the places we visited. I definitely recommend him not only as your driver but as a tour guide. Shukran Said!

Great experience! Well put together stops with good guides; warm people and a unique night in the desert under the starry sky.